Making a Lasting Power of Attorney

Health & Welfare Lasting Power of Attorney

A health and welfare LPA allows you to choose a person to make decisions about your personal health, welfare, and medical treatment, when you are unable to do so yourself. Creating a Lasting Power of Attorney is a sensible way to set out your wishes if you were to lose mental capacity from an illness or accident.

You can make specific stipulations on a range of matters in the LPA document, including where you would live, how you would spend your time, and even your diet. You can use the LPA document to set out what powers your attorney is given and what decisions they can make on your behalf if you are not able to.

It is important to note that an attorney can only make decisions about health and welfare if you do not have capacity to make those decisions for yourself. By law, whenever an attorney makes a decision, they must act in the best interests of the person who has given them the power.

When you create your LPA with us, we will speak in depth with you about your wishes and what you want the LPA to do. It is your decision how much power is given to the attorney. For example, you might decide that you want an attorney to make decisions about your carers, but not to choose medical treatment on your behalf.

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